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2013 United Health Care Empire Challenge information

Long Island running back Stacey Bedell is seen

Long Island running back Stacey Bedell is seen on the sidelines during the first half of the United Healthcare Empire Challenge football game at Shuart Stadium. (June 19, 2012) (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

What: United Health Care Empire Challenge, an all-star football game featuring the best high school seniors from Long Island against the best from New York City. Proceeds from the 18th annual game benefit the Boomer Esiason Foundation, the Gunnar H. Esiason Scholarship Fund at Hofstra University, and local youth football programs.

When: Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Hofstra University's Shuart Stadium.

Parking: Parking is free, but limited. Fans may also park at Nassau Coliseum for $10.

Tickets: Available at stadium ticket booths on game day beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person.

Television: MSG Varsity. Live and tape delay. Check local listings.

Pregame activities: Generation JetsFest is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the main parking lot near the entrance to the stadium. JetsFest is free and is an interactive theme park with inflatable rides and games.

History: Long Island leads the series 9-6. 12 of the 17 games have been decided by less than 10 points.

Last year: Long Island won, 31-7.

Tags: Empire Challenge

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